Here is a smokey Turkish Eggplant Yogurt dip to serve as an appetizer or a side dish.
Roast the eggplant on a gas stove top, or for a more hands-off approach, you can bake it in the oven as well.
When the eggplants are cool enough to handle, peel the black outer layer. Then cut the flesh into small pieces and place in a medium bowl.
In a large bowl, whisk together the yogurt, lemon juice, salt, and pepper until creamy.
Spoon yogurt sauce over the eggplant and mix with a fork. Make sure that there are no large chunks and each piece of eggplant is evenly coated in yogurt.
Transfer the mixture to a serving platter, and put pita chips or pita bread on the side. Garnish with parsley and/or sesame seeds, and this Mediterranean treat is ready to enjoy!
Be sure to check out the blog post for ingredient substitutions, helpful tips, and storage instructions.
Karniyarik also known as Turkish Stuffed Eggplant is equal parts stunning and scrumptious. If you are a fan of eggplant dishes this Middle Eastern main course is a must try.